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Outdoor_Wednesday_logo_thumb[2] It’s time for Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan, A Southern Daydreamer. Stop by for beautiful views, all around blogland.

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mimosa1 Mimosa tree, in Osage Beach, Missouri, Sunday June 28, around noon.

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Monday morning we drove through the state park that surrounds our complex. These photos were taken between 6AM and 7AM.

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I enhanced the color, on this shot, of a meadow. Another shot of this view, below, is not enhanced.

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This is the shot, of the meadow, without enhancement.

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Wild Grape Vine

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Wednesday11I took this photo and the one below, Sunday, at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

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Wednesday13 One of the homes in our cove.

Wednesday14Boats, seen from our deck, Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday15Flags flying from our deck and from the deck of our upstairs neighbors.

75 comments:

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful! It is a beautiful area. So glad you got the pic of the mimosa tree. I love mimosa trees. They bring back good memories from my childhood.

Christi

BECKY said...

You are surrounded by such beauty, Pat!! Love the mimosa tree, a personal favorite, and the sun coming through the tree! Also love the stacked wood fence...so simple and rustic.

Hope you're enjoying yourself, and just drinking it all in...truly the good life, you know?

Love 'n hugs,
Becky

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Pat, wish I was there!! I love the lake. We have a boat, but it's parked in our garage and we have to haul it to the lake. I would love to be able to walk out your backdoor and hop on your boat to take a ride. How delightful! I love the enhanced meadow photo. Great job!

Lynn said...

You are so fortunate!
Beautiful!
And thank you for showing me what the world looks like at 6:00 in the morning! I am never up!

Kim said...

You are a lucky lady that you live with such beauty all around you.

Denise said...

How lucky you are to wake up to such beauty! I lovethe lake shots!

XXDenise

Katherine said...

Lovely photos. We're hoping to visit Missouri this fall. You sure do a great job promoting your state. Thanks!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What beautiful scenery...and those blue skies??? FANTASTIC!!

Blessings,
Spencer

salmagundi said...

I don't think I have ever seen a Mimosa tree. It is lovely - thanks for bringing to our attention. Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What great photos. I know you must be really having a great time. 6:00AM? I will still sleeping. :)
Thanks for visiting. My Sister's home backs up to the plantation, and she won't have to ever worry about someone building behind her. She has a gorgeous view and they just walk across the meadow to the Summer concerts (which they can also hear when sitting on their deck).

Cindy said...

These pictures are great. I wish I could visitQ

Renee Finberg said...

who needs enhancements of any sort when you live in such a beautiful place.
really. it is gorgeous.

i would be water skiing on that lake everyday !
x

Sheila said...

I love the Ozarks, especially around Bagnall Dam area. Beautiful pictures. Makes me long for ole MO.!

Kate Michelle said...

Beautiful photos. Especially like the ones with the split rail fences.

imjacobsmom said...

Pat, these photos could be blown up and framed. They are just beautiful. I especially love the one of the with the split rail fence and the old tree. ~ Robyn

Linda said...

Hi Pat, wonderful pictures this is such a pretty area. I have always loved Mimosa trees and this is a beauty. The shot of the long and winding road is so cool...it reminds me of the song...hugs, Linda

Dana and Daisy said...

Looks beautiful, Pat! ANd cool and refreshing too!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Wow, awesome photos and I especially love that "long and winding" road.

It's a pleasure to browse your photos.

Terri and Bob said...

I love mimosa trees but I only see them as scrub bushes around here. I think they are beautiful!

Love the shimmering lake photo. My favorite!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, when I was a little girl, we had several beautiful mimosa trees in our yard, and I always loved their blooms. I always played like they were pink powder puffs. I haven't seen one that pretty in years, and I just love seeing that picture. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joycee said...

Your camera caught just like the eye sees, beautiful! I love when the morning fog is draped over the grass like that!

bj said...

Beautiful, stunning photos, Pat..
When I was a little girl, my mother and aunt would pick wild grapes and plums and make the best jelly I have ever eaten..

The Decorated House said...

Hey Pat~
Those pictures could lower a person blood pressure!Beautiful.
Hugs, Donna

Faye said...

Thanks so much for your kind welcome to bloggerville. After looking around your blog, I realize how much I have to learn. It is beautifully laid out and your pics are outta this world.
Hugs, Faye

Shelia said...

Dear Pat - just heavenly!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Amazing photos Pat! ☺ Diane

g.suzie said...

Love your outdoor shots, I've never seen Mimosa before so that was a treat. Have a great day!

Melissa Miller said...

It's truly breathtaking Pat.

~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I really really like several of these photos!! Especially the one that is near "about me" on the right side of it!!

They are all just lovely.

Thanks for sharing.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Such gorgeous scenery. Thank you for sharing your neck of the woods. I love virtual traveling with fellow bloggers!

Mary said...

I really love your images. While, my favorite is the one with shimmering water they are all lovely. Blessings..Mary

Suzanne said...

Wow, Pat! These are all breath-taking. I love viewing your photos!

Lana G! said...

Great pictures! I love those mimosa trees!

Allidink said...

There is a tree named after a cocktail? LOL. Sweet. Great photos! Love the last one of the flag :)

All the best,
Allison

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Isn't nature just grand? I enjoyed looking through it all and appreciating it's beauty.

The mimosa l0oks like hula skirts :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

JanMary said...

What a stunning place you live in.

I love the early morning light - congrats on getting up to early to take them!

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous...all of it. The mimosa tree looks quite a bit like the fairyduster plant we have in Arizona.

My Wordful/Outdoor Wednesday is all about something that was 'taken from our yard'. But at our request. Happy Wednesday to you.

. said...

Those beautiful trees with flowers remind me my childhood.

Alfazema

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

You are surrounded by beauty, and the mimosa tree is new to me! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

Pat, your photos leave me speechless. Great job! And, thank you for sharing.

Becky K. said...

Beautiful!

We had a mimosa tree in our last backyard. The first year I was convinced it had died over the winter because it was soooo late to "wake up". You have some very wonderful photos in this post.

Excellent!

Barbara said...

Pat, Thanks for the comments.
Wow, what a beautiful place to live. I have never been to the Lake of the Ozarks, but would love to come there...it is beautiful.

Happy Wednesday to you and your husband.

Barbara

Picket said...

Morning girl...oh I loved this post Pat..those pics taken in the early morning hours...glorious girl...I love that time of day!
Your pics are just so captivating..you should work for a magazine company girl! lol Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend my friend!

Crystal said...

Wow, how fortunate are you to be able to take photos of such a spectacular place. I would love to visit the Ozarks.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

pk @ room remix said...

Wow! What great photography and beautiful surroundings. Looks like a place I would like to visit.

Susan said...

These pictures are great. I especially love the Mimosa!

Jill of All Trades said...

I just love mimosa trees and your place is beautiful.

Carrie said...

What beautiful pictures. Hope you have wonderful Wednesday.

Blue Creek Home said...

Incredible photos. I love the split rail fence. And the one with the sun rays is just awesome.
Rhonda

Smilingsal said...

That does it! I'm totally GREEN! What a gorgeous place! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Still Learning said...

Pat, your photos are just wonderful! I absolutely love the one with the sun's rays showing through. I'd have to frame that baby. Such pretty views, we live on a lake and I tell ya, the water is just so calming. I wouldn't have it any other way. Love the great views you shared. It is always so much fun to visit around the country from my little spot in Georgia.

Jenn

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Pat, your photos are absolutely beautiful. Every summer growing up we spent 2-3 weeks at Table Rock Lake, and Eureka Springs. I loved those weeks. They were the best. Looking at the road going up and down reminds me of how happy I was as a child to get where we were going. I have never been so car sick in my life. Once we got there I didn't want to go anywhere. Those lakes have the best bass fish, the most beautiful drift wood, and the most gorgeous morning views of wildlife that you will ever see in your lifetime. Thanks for bringing a memory to life for me this morning. Also I loved the memosa tree. Please stop by and say hi. "Country Hugs", Sherry

Mama said...

Incredible photos Pat, the meadow looks like a painting and I especially love the photos with the play on light. the lake and park are so beautiful. loved the flags too, happy summer days and 4th July, Kathy.

Maya said...

Thanks for the tour..., the light is stunning early in the morning, just love that shot of empty road.

stefanie said...

I want to move there, just beautiful

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

OM Gosh!! I haven't seen a Mimosa tree in a long time...takes me home. Missouri looks a lot like Arkansas where I grew up. You guys live in a beautiful place!
Have a happy OW!!

KayC. said...

I love, love, love the wooden fence! Thank you for sharing and have a great "OW" and 4th.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I know I posted earlier on this thread, but if you see this post, I'd like to know what color the taupe color is that you painted at the lake house. I have just about decided that the color in my study is too much of a reddish brown (I used Chestnut from Ben Moore, pulling it from the sofa colors and an oriental rung). I'm thinking of changing because I'm not sure I like it against the wooden pieces I'm using in here, and I want to know how you are enjoying yours.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Make that oriental rug. I was typing too fast. :-)

Sharon said...

Oh what beautiful scenery you have out your doors. Love the lake and the boats. wish I was there.
Thanks for sharing your cabin surroundings.
God bless

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

What gorgeous photos! Very nice.

I especially like the one with the rays of sunlight shining down ~ it looks ethereal.

Such a beautiful area ~ thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely holiday weekend. xo~m.

Janie's World said...

What a wonderful life you must lead! Surrounded by so much beauty. You capture it completely!

Dirt Princess said...

Gorgious views! I see those Mimosa trees everywhere here!!!!!! I never knew what they were

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Lovely pics! Like a mini-vacation! Thank you for sharing.

Judi said...

Hi Pat
Your pictures are wonderful. I love that mimosa tree with its flowers and the meadow...and the lake. What a beautiful place to live. You have been having nice weather too...just lovely.
have a lovely day
Judi

Connie said...

I love seeing what my blogging friends see everyday and love seeing where everyone lives. Thanks for sharing...I've never been to your part of the US and I enjoyed the scenery.

Happy 4th! Connie

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful views of your area. Great outdoors pics!

Lisa Shatzer said...

We also have a Mimosa tree in our yard but the tag on mine called it a silk tree, but no matter the name it is an incredibly beautiful tree!

ellen b. said...

Oh my goodness. What beautiful outdoor shots! That Mimosa tree is cool but now I'm thinking I'd like a Mimosa in a nice tall glass :0)
Got a sneak peak at your tablescape too but I'll comment on that later.

Michelle said...

Nice photography, you captured the essence of the "place" very well and I love the old fashioned fence, I've never seen a mamosa tree-how pretty, and the shimmering water and stream sunlight and morning air mist, feels like we could be right there.

Light and Voices said...

I haven't ever seen a mimosa tree. Simply lovely photograph.
Happy 4th of July.
Joyce M

Kristine said...

Mimosa trees are truly my favorite...its a wonder I don't have one in my yard! When I was little we lived in Panama for a few years and they were everywhere. I just remember looking up and seeing those pink flowers and birds all over them. Thank you for stirring this memory!
I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Kristine

RobinfromCA said...

Pat, what a beautiful place you have there on the lake! Gorgeous pictures!

What you call mimosa trees we call Japanese silk trees. What can I say - we're in CA and that's what the Japanese landscaper called them when he planted them in my parents front yard 49 years ago! LOL - maybe he made it up! They still provide tons of shade for my mom's house and we still climb on the roof and scoop all the "stuff" they drop out of the rain gutters twice a year!

Pamela said...

some mighty pretty views there. I liked your enhancment, too. Gave it an ethereal look.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous shots! I especially like the photos of the meadow! I have a voluteer tree along the back that has leaves like your mimosa. I wonder if it's the same? I'll wait and see if it flowers before I get rid of it. I just thought it was a weed tree.

Manuela